Tuskegee Airmen

The Tuskegee Airmen were a group of African-American military pilots (fighter and bomber) who fought in World War II. They formed the 332nd Fighter Group and the 477th Bombardment Group of the United States Army Air Forces.


Tuskegee Airmen: The African-American Military Pilots of WW2

The Tuskegee Airmen were the first all-black military pilot group who fought in World War Two. The pilots formed the 332nd Fighter Group and the 477th Bombardment Group of the United States Army Air Forces. They were active from 1941 to 1946. There were 932 pilots who...
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The Red Tail Squadron

Decorating combat aircraft in assigned colors was in keeping with protocol of the Army Air Force in the World War Two era whereby a group’s aircraft were made easily identifiable. Just by looking at the nose or tail markings, pilots could tell which group was in the...
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Tuskegee Airmen Definition

Tuskegee Airmen Definition: The Tuskegee Airmen is the popular name of the first all-black military pilot group who fought in World War Two. The group formed the 332nd Fighter Group and the 477th Bombardment Group of the United States Army Air Forces. In terms of...
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99th Fighter Squadron

The 99th Fighter Squadron

In March 1941 the Army began to train, in the terminology of the day, an all-Negro flying unit – the 99th Pursuit Squadron. It was shortly renamed the 99th Fighter Squadron with the service-wide change in nomenclature. This was the Tuskegee Airmen experiment—a  small...
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Tuskegee Airmen Names

A total of 932 men graduated from the Tuskegee Flight School. This list provides the Tuskegee Airmen names, class number, graduation date, rank held at Tuskegee, serial number, and hometown. Among these, 355 served in active duty during World War Two as fighter...
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How Many Tuskegee Airmen Were There?

How many Tuskegee airmen were there? Among the pilots in the the 332nd Fighter Group and the 477th Bombardment Group of the United States Army Air Forces, there were a total of 932 pilots who graduated from the program. Among these, 355 served in active duty during...
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Tuskegee Airmen Planes: Fighters and Bombers

The Tuskegee Airmen planes were primarily, but not exclusively, the following five WW2 aircraft: Bell P-39 Airacobra Curtiss P-40 Warhawk North American B-25 Mitchell North American P-51 Mustang Republic P-47 Thunderbolt Bell P-39 Airacobra The Bell P-39 Airacobra was...
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tuskegee airmen museum

Tuskegee Airmen Museum

From its founding in the early 1970s, the Tuskegee Airmen National Museum in Detroit was envisioned as a living testament to the flying accomplishments of the country’s first African American military pilots, who exemplified the spirit of American military aviation in...
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Living Tuskegee Airmen (2019)

How many living Tuskegee airmen are there? According to Tuskegee Airmen, Inc., as of September 2018, the exact number of all individuals who actually participated in the Tuskegee Airmen experience, the pre-eminent group of black pilots in World War Two, between March...
black pilots in ww2

Black Pilots in WW2

The experience of black pilots in WW2 is the convergence of the long civil rights struggles of racial minorities in the United States and the national military’s grappling with how to integrate these groups into the armed forces, specifically the Army Air Corps,...
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